renewable energy

8:16 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Clean Energy Coalition Sets Renewable Energy Goal


The Executive Director of Ann Arbor's Clean Energy Coalition thinks generating 100 kilowatts of renewable energy in town in the next year is highly achievable.

Sean Reed says teamwork should make it possible to aim even higher - perhaps one megawatt of clean energy.

"Our team here has been focusing pretty strongly on trying to look at the different types of business models that might be out there for trying to see solar have a bigger footprint in the Ann Arbor community, but also across the state," Reed says.

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11:32 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Governor Snyder Wants More Renewables, Less Coal in Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder says it’s time for state lawmakers to set new energy goals for Michigan. He says those goals should include burning less coal and increasing renewable energy production over the next decade.

Snyder outlined a broad set of goals for energy policy between now and 2025 during a roundtable Thursday in Detroit.

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3:16 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Michigan's Energy Future

Credit Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council

On the first Friday of every month, WEMU Morning Edition Host David Fair partners with Michigan League of Conservation voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak. Together they invite a guest to spend 20-minutes discuss a topic of environmental importance. 

This month, our guest is Dan Scripps. Dan is a former State Representative and current President of the  Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. Today's conversation centers on progress that has been made in both energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in the state, where we are going next, and how we'll get there.

Michigan's Energy Future: That's the topic on WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment.

1st Friday Focus on the Environment for 11/01/2013

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8:14 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Michigan's Renewable Energy Efforts Paying Off

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Michigan's investment in renewable energy is paying off, according to a new energy efficiency report from Governor Rick Snyder's office

WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

Click to listen to Bob's report.

8:39 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Issues of the Environment: Clean Energy

Credit Ecology Center

Weighing the pros and cons of incentive-based energy programs.  David Wright is the Clean Energy Program Director at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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8:53 am
Wed September 26, 2012

25X25 Campaign Comes to UofM

University of Michigan students in the Michigan Energy Club got an update on state ballot proposal number three.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

11:22 am
Fri July 6, 2012

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Voters may decide if Michigan must get 25%

of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.